Tomas Plekanec: First Quarter MVP For Montreal Canadiens

November 14th, 2009 by Felix Sicard Leave a reply »
Tomas Plekanec seemed to have hit rock bottom during the 2008-09 season, being his own biggest critic, he described his play as that of 'a little girl'.

While that may have been slightly exaggerated on his part, the young centre had certainly stooped to the lowest point of his career.

Often times, it seemed like he was never quite sure what he wanted to do with the puck, or that he simply didn't want it. He would either dump it as soon as he got it, or try to weave through three players at once.

These were not good times for the player who had just experienced the best season in his young career, one in which he tallied 69 points and formed one of the best lines in hockey with Alex Kovalev and Andrei Kostitsyn.

The following campaign was just the polar opposite of that, and many fans in Montreal were beginning to clamor for the departure of number 14.

Bob Gainey was the wiser, however, and inked Plekanec to a one-year, $2.75 million dollar deal.

Not a bad price, considering what Plekanec had done, or could possibly do, which seems to be the main selling point of young players these days.

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